7 November 2018
Myanma Shipyards-AMECC Joint Venture Company handed over a new Harbour Tug “MHAN AUNG-4” to the Myanmar Port Authority under the Ministry of Transport & Communication on Tuesday in Yangon.
The new Harbour Tug “MHAN AUNG-4” with a length of 32 meters with 3000 BHP was constructed by Myanma Shipyards-AMECC Joint Venture Company.
General Manager (Planning), Myanma Shipyards-AMECC Joint Venture Company, Kyaw Kyaw said “The Harbour Tug construction took nearly 2 years with a cost of 3.4 million USD. This tug boat will be useful for Myanmar Port Authority when international vessels enter Myanmar’s ports. This is the 3rd tug boat we constructed – we also constructed 2 before for the Myanmar Port Authority. This one will be the most powerful tug boat for Yangon.”
Myanmar Port Authority now owns a total of 10 harbour tug boats – 4 with 500 HP, another 4 with 1500 HP and another 2 with 3000 HP. More powerful tug boats are needed for vessels in Yangon, head of Maritime Department said.
Head, Maritime Department (MPA), Aung Kyaw Htoo said “Vessels enter and exit through the Yangon’s sea mouth when they come for Yangon. Most of the international vessels have large amount of engine powers – if they maneuver themselves, accidents might occur. So we will use this new harbour tug boat to help the vessels reach their destinations.”
It’s learnt that Myanma Shipyards-AMECC Joint Venture Company will construct more Harbour Tug boats with increased horse power than this one.